Gigaslash is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. Despite its name suggesting a physical basis for its (very large) damage output, it in fact deals magical damage. It slices a group of enemies with a blade of holy electricity.
|Starker's Slash (DS)|
|Effect||Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 150~330 points.||
A variant of Gigaslash appears in the Ps2 and DS remakes of DQ V, utilized by Starkers.
|Effect||Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 350~410 points.|
|Flavor text||A legendary sword technique for cutting down a group of enemies.|
Anyone in who is/has been a World Hero (via Rank 6 of the Hero class) can use Gigaslash.
|Effect||Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 350~410 points.||
Anyone in who is/has been a World Hero (via Rank 7 of the Hero class) can use Gigaslash.
The hero can learn Gigaslash as a sword-only technique after fully investing 100 skill points into either the "Sword" or "Courage" skills. If both skill are at maximum, he obtains Gigagash instead. The electrified slice targets one enemy group for 20 MP, and damage is calculated as lvl+180 +/- [20+lvl].
|Effect||Hits a single group of enemies with Light damage (as done by the Zap line of spells in other games)|
|Flavor text||A technique for cutting down a group of enemies.|
In Dragon Quest IX, the Gigaslash ability is obtained by allocating 88 skill points to Sword Skill, and can only be used by a character who currently has a sword-class weapon equipped. Its damage output has a base of 160 and a maximum of 360, reached when the sum of the character's magical might and strength reach 300.
Gigaslash is a master stroke in Dragon Quest Swords.